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Scott Dee

A nature and garden blogger with a love for the desert!
Check out my site for more details - mindfulfoliage.com

Plants Named California

California Cholla from a safe distance

Vasquez Rocks Park had some rain recently, and nature went wild. From blooms to berries, this is a look at two plants named after the state that responded nicely. (California Juniper, California Cholla)

The Lonely Ginkgo

The Ginkgo is currently most threatened not by disease or the environment, but by logging. Our homes are our own environments. We get a say at what survives, and can even help plants thrive that otherwise might be disappearing.

Cactus Bones

Cholla cacti have wood skeletons. After they die and the water evaporates, after the skin falls off and the desert critters move in – they leave behind some wood. I never connected the plants as alive to how they were when dead.

GLOW – at SCBG

someone standing in front of the living wall

Glow is happening at SCBG until January 10th, 2021. If you want to take a break from being stuck indoors – or take a break from more ‘normal’ plants – swing on by the garden to see the foliage in a new light! (Yes, that was a pun)

Flushing the Pot

Watering a dry olive planter

I’ve had a bad habit of watering my plants every 2 to 3 days – when the top layer of dirt was just starting to dry out. I just never followed proper watering techniques – letting some plants dry out a bit more, flushing the soil, and the like.

Plants Eat Food – Trace elements

Discarded orchids

Trace elements, partially because of just how little the plants metabolize, are a little tricky to keep track of. Generally, if you’re using compost or manure or rotating your plants, these elements will never be in short supply. That being said, it’s nice to know what’s out there and what these nutrients do for the plant.

garden ruminations

ruminate vb. to chew (the cud)

Seeds & Stones

A Life Home Grown

Palos Verdes-South Bay Sierra Club

Serving Carson, Compton, Gardena, Harbor City, Hermosa Beach, Lawndale, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes Peninsula, San Pedro, Torrance and Wilmington.

joyful2beeblogs

Stories about life; past, and present

Paddy Tobin, An Irish Gardener

Our garden, gardens visited, occasional thoughts and book reviews

Better Barefoot

Im Bianca! Come hiking with me!

My Secret Garden

Everything I know about gardening I've learnt from a combination of my mum, Carol Klein and Monty Don. My garden is a tiny 2x3m yard requiring a lot of TLC...

Green Girl Gardener

musings and ramblings on the life and gardening exploits of a suburban 40 something!

Well-Grown Home

Making your home vivacious.

Pusang Gala

Travels And In-Betweens